Archives for November 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Even though it seems like Thanksgiving came much later this year, it also is hard to believe it’s already that time. I had to check my calendar twice – and a third time – when I saw the Monday after Thanksgiving is December 2! Thanksgiving being late means that the month of December is going […]

Giving thanks and helping others

Last Thursday, students from Brown Street Academy delivered nearly 1,000 pounds of food to benefit local families this Thanksgiving. As part of Walk for Hope, the culmination of the school’s annual month-long food drive, students walked from their school across Johnson Park to deliver their nonperishable food donations to Feeding America. This is the 14th […]

Council vote advances redevelopment plan to create IB Middle Years school, community uses at Malcolm X site

MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Common Council voted Tuesday to move forward a comprehensive redevelopment of Milwaukee Public Schools’ former Malcolm X Academy that would include a rigorous, college preparatory International Baccalaureate Middle Years school along with improved performance and athletic space for the community and a mixed-use development. 2760 Holdings LLC would redevelop the site […]

Koos for Kids

With support from the Brewers Community Foundation, Koos for Kids distributed new coats to 348 students at Stuart School yesterday. The Klement’s Racing Sausages also turned out for the event. Named for founder Marcus (pronounced mar-koos) Hanel, Koos for Kids has worked since 2005 to enhance the quality of life for disadvantaged children and those […]

Leader at MPS’ Pulaski High wins national ‘Principal of the Year’ honors from NABSE

And Pulaski business educator Mauricio Garzon honored by national group MILWAUKEE – Dr. Darrell Williams, principal of Milwaukee Public Schools’ Casimir Pulaski High School, has been named national “Principal of the Year” by the National Alliance of Black School Educators. Members of NABSE from across the country are asked to nominate principals “who have demonstrated […]

MPS educator named Phy. Ed. ‘Teacher of the Year’

5 MPS educators in total — including Dr. Thornton — honored for commitment to PE; MPS has added 90+ art, music and PE specialists to schools MILWAUKEE – Five Milwaukee Public Schools educators – including Superintendent Gregory Thornton and an elementary physical education teacher named Teacher of the Year – have been honored for their […]